`Culture' and `citizenship' are two of the most hotly contested concepts in the social sciences. What are the relationships between them? This book explores the issues of inclusion and exclusion, the market and policy, rights and responsibilities, and the definitions of citizens and non-citizens. Substantive topics investigated in the various chapters include: cultural democracy; intersubjectivity and the unconscious; globalization and the nation state; European citizenship; and the discourses on cultural policy.
Chapter 13: Race, Multi-Culturalism and Difference
Race, Multi-Culturalism and Difference
In contemporary discourse ideas about race, racism and ethnicity have become the subject of intense debate and controversy. It seems that almost everybody is talking about the role of racial and ethnic categorization in the construction of social and political identities. Yet it is paradoxically the case that there is still confusion about what it is that we mean by the use of concepts such as race and racism, as evidenced by the range of terminological debates that have tended to dominate much discussion in recent years (Goldberg, 1993; Miles, 1993; Solomos and Back, 1996). It is perhaps partly the result of this focus on terminology that much of the academic debate in this field has remained somewhat ...